Nature, music … and coffee

Seamus Butler, Jay Bishoff and Jack Raymond in action at Noosa Botanic Gardens.

If the idea of laid-back music in a beautiful natural setting on a Sunday morning takes your fancy, head on down to Noosa Botanic Gardens and bring a chair or mat to sit on, for the monthly Sunday in the Garden event on Sunday July 7, from 9am.

Once again, your host, the ever-popular Jay Bishoff will be accompanied by friends Jack Raymond and violinist extraordinaire Seamus Butler to serenade you under the poinciana trees from about 10am to midday.

Of course, there’s plenty of time to talk a walk through the winter-tinged gardens before and after the music, and the exotic Shade Garden will be open from 9am.

And that essential additive – the coffee van – will be on hand to get your system going. You can also indulge in delicious gelato from The Scoop.

A special Guided Bush Tucker Walk replaces the usual standard walk on Sunday – but it has already sold out! – so make a note that a second Bush Tucker Walk has been arranged for Sunday, July 14. The walk, led by Gubbi Gubbi elder Lisa Powell, will take participants to all corners of the gardens on a journey of discovery to identify bush tucker plants and divulge their secrets.

Bookings are essential for this walk, and can be made via Price is $15 for non-members and $10 for members of Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens. The walk is one hour long, starting at 8.30am and remember to bring good walking shoes.

Don’t forget to weather-check first thing on July 7 for Sunday’s event on Noosa Botanic Gardens – Friends Facebook page, just to be sure, otherwise Noosa Botanic Gardens are located on Lake Macdonald Drive, about 4km from Cooroy’s CBD.